Fresh Citrus salad with juicy oranges, sweet brown sugar, Balsamic glaze and fresh mint is crazy easy and SO good.
Orange Citrus Salad with Balsamic Glaze
You wont believe how easy this fruit salad is – bold, bright, and beautiful is just the beginning but the taste? WOW.
Flavorful, simple, and with fresh ingredients that you can get behind.
You can also find delicious alterations at the bottom of the post to help you dial up this salad into something different every time.
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- brown sugar
- lemon juice
- fresh mint
- balsamic vinegar glaze
What Balsamic Glaze Should I Use?
Balsamic vinegar reduction into a glaze is super easy to make at home and takes minutes.
But if you want to skip the extra step of turning your vinegar into a glaze, you can simply buy Balsamic Glaze done.
It’s a great ingredient to keep on hand for simple salads like this one or to just enjoy with some tomatoes and mozzarella.
Here is the brand I picked up at my local store:
Easy to Make Orange Mint Balsamic Salad
This salad is so easy – a no bake side salad, flavorful lunch, or even to serve as a gorgeous sweet dish for summer BBQs and events.
The longest part of this recipe is the peeling and cutting of the oranges.
Slice the ends off oranges and remove skins by slicing.
Cut oranges into segments.
Place all orange pieces into a large bowl.
Add brown sugar and lemon juice to oranges.
Let the orange mixture set, refrigerated, for at least an hour, mixing halfway through, until sugar dissolves and flavors mingle.
Pour into a serving bowl and top with mint and glaze just before serving.
How many does this Orange Salad Serve?
That will depend on the size of your oranges.
Typically 3 medium oranges equal 1 cup of orange slices, so plan accordingly.
Variations for Citrus Salad
Citrus salad is full of light delicious flavors, and its super easy to alter.
Try adding or changing the following for a variation to your salad.
- Thinly Sliced Strawberries
- Using Mandarin oranges (drained well) instead
- Adding some thin slices of grapefruit
- Fresh pineapple
- For protein – try cold cooked shrimp or cold chicken pieces
- For some crunch- try a sprinkle of chow mein noodles (They are in a can at the store) or nut pieces like walnuts or almonds
- 8 oranges
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- chopped fresh mint
- balsamic vinegar glaze
- Slice the ends off oranges and remove skins by slicing.
- Cut oranges into segments.
- Place into a large bowl.
- Add brown sugar and lemon juice to oranges. Mix well.
- Let set, refrigerated, for at least an hour, mixing halfway through, until sugar dissolves and flavors mingle.
- Pour into a serving bowl and top with mint and glaze just before serving.
Balsamic Glaze tastes GREAT but lets face it - its brown! So make sure you wait till the salad is being served before you lightly drizzle the top of your citrus salad with the glaze. If you mix in with a spoon, it will change the color of your salad - still tastes the same but the oranges will look brownish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 37gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.